The Argus, 24 mei 1915
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Modern Herods

Massacres in Armenia

The Porte, maddened by the prospect of the Allies triumph, is blaming the Armenians for the disastrous war.

As a result, the massacres in Armenia continue. Turkish regulars and Kurds are killing all the able-bodied Armenians who have escaped conscription, as well as all male children.

Whole villages have been devastated and young gills carried away.

It is announced officially from Petrograd that the Russians operating in Armenia have occupied the towns of Van, Sarai, and Bash Kaleh, the Turks fleeing westward in the direction of Bitlis.

The Press Bureau states that recent operations have resulted in all the Turks being cleared out of Persian Arabistan.